April 26th, 2019
Prove Your Personal Profession
2 Corinthians 13:5 (KJB) Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Do you know that according to God’s teaching a man proves himself through failure?
That’s right, proving includes being taken through the fire of God a time or two. This heat removes all the impurities and leaves a softened heart and mind ready to be filled with the presence and power of God.
Failure is often looked upon in this world as the absolute worst thing ever. Nobody desires to be a failure. However, in the eyes of God, failure can be used as a starting block or a foundation for constructing something much bigger, better and lasting. It is only when a person fails that he can rely upon God, rather than in himself, to be lifted out of the pit and placed in the palace of life.
Now, indeed, you do not believe that having faith in God and living according to His will brings only prosperity and riches for this kind of message is propagated by false preachers and teachers. However, God will prove Himself to be faithful and ever-present in the heart and lives of His spiritual family and make your life into something that will last forever.
Examine your spiritual heart condition proving your position in this world relies upon genuine fellowship with God. Admit that you are naturally nothing but wicked and reprobate without the indwelling presence of God at work in your heart and God will do spiritual work in your heart.